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John Martin Hilla

Trademark application Attorney at Livonia, MI

5.0   58 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    60%
    Trademark registration, maintenance, renewal, office action responses for business and individual clients.

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Michigan Chapter 13 bankruptcy consumer representation.

    18 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Michigan Chapter 7 bankruptcy consumer representation.

    18 years

I am a trademark registration attorney providing quality intellectual property protection to businesses, entrepeneurs, artists, and start-ups. Whether you are folding a business and attempting to make a fresh start or just getting started and hoping to protect your brand properly, trademark registration is essential to building and protecting your brand. 

Additionally, my practice represents consumers in the  Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy processes in Eastern and Mid-Michigan. 

Location

Noble Path Trademark Law / The Hilla Law Firm PLLC
19500 Middlebelt Road
Suite 113E
Livonia, MI, 48152

Reviews

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Posted by Allene | May 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Professionalism
Mr. John Hilla is an exceptional lawyer. His transparency and professionalism provide you with top-notch service that you are sure to be satisfied with, like I am! Mr. Hilla has provided me with everything I requested guidance with and I feel amazing knowing I made the right choice with Noble Path Trademark Law. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Erin ES. | February 9, 2022
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Excellent Service!
I am very proud of myself for selecting Hilla law firm for my Trademark registration. Mr. John Hilla went above and beyond for my registration and is the absolute best! He was in constant contact with me even thought I wasn’t very good at with my communication about my registration. Mr. Hilla kept me informed all the way, and he followed-up with me in a manner beyond measurable. Everything he did for me was outstanding. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and takes his time to explain everything in detail. Every time I had a question, he answered it promptly and honestly. And all this outstanding service comes with a very reasonable price which was very important for me as a startup business. I highly recommend Hilla Law firm to all my friends and writing this review so that entire world learns how great Mr. John Hilla is. Hire him for your needs you can thank me later friends.
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Response from John Hilla February 25, 2022
Thank you, Erin! It was my pleasure to assist you!
Posted by Jim | October 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Band trademark registered!
I wanted to avoid any rookie mistakes in doing it myself, so I hired The Hilla Law Firm to handle my band's trademark application. Everything went without a hitch. Communication throughout the process was always quick and clear. Musician-friendly rates, too! Thank you John.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trademark
John did a wonderful job in walking me through the statement of use application for a trademark. He was patience and understanding on how the trademark should be utilized and presented.
Posted by Dylan | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Very professional, patient, and made the process extremely easy. I had a opportunity to use a different company and refused because of his confident work ethic. All questions or concerns were answered very efficiently. If it happened again or if anyone plans on going through this process I’d highly recommend Mr.Hilla.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I was happy with John!
John handle my case with care and courtesy.... I would recommend him to anyone who deciding bankruptcy Again thanks John for all your help I appreciate all you’ve done for me.
Posted by Emily | October 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, not in it just for money
John was super kind from the start. We met with three lawyers, and John was without a doubt the easiest decision to make. The other two lawyers we met with were clearly just pushing papers through the process and only cared about money. John didn't seem that way at all and walked us through every step of the process and even kept is updated the entire year it took to finally close our case.
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Posted by Kelly | October 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended for Trademark Registration
The Hilla Law Firm did an excellent job handling the trademark registration for my online business. In my case, the process turned out to be complicated as another business registered for a similar name. The Hilla Law Firm expertly handled the situation and my trademark was approved! I definitely recommend this firm.
Posted by DON | August 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
John was great through the whole process of my bankruptcy he answered all my questions he always told me ahead of time I was going to happen and he was right and all the time he knows his bankruptcy laws I would highly recommend him He's a great attorney
Posted by Melanie | January 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend John Hilla!
After our consultation with John, it was clear that he was the right attorney. He answered any and every question that we had and made our whole situation so much easier. He was up to date with emails and paperwork. We highly recommend John to everyone.
Response from John Hilla January 11, 2019
Thank you kindly, Melanie!
Posted by Bernard | August 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Case
I highly recommend attorney Hilla who I used as my bankruptcy attorney. He took me through the process in detail and in easy-to-understand language. He was very understanding, patient, accessible and willing to answer all questions. He has a passion for his job and helping people through the bankruptcy process. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!
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Posted by Bob E | June 7, 2018
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Fantastic Job!
John handled my case fantastically. He explained the process Thoroughly and help keep my anxiety to a minimum. Everything played out as he had explained it would and there were no surprises in the process. Highly would recommend him!!!
Posted by Carmen | May 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Hilla was very helpful in helping me through the Bankruptcy process as I was going through a divorce and it had me in a bad financial situation. My paperwork process, meetings and court dates were all on time and accurate. Mr Hilla’s prices were affordable. If you need help with a bankruptcy I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Matt | February 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 - John is a life saver!
John was excellent to work with during my 5.5 year (successfully discharged!) chapter 13. I had multiple plan modifications, but John handled each one, answering all of my questions, and greatly reducing my stress level. He was always honest and upfront about my options, outlining how each could affect the success of my plan. He was not afraid to push back on the trustee when needed, which helped a great deal. During the case, he remained in communication, performing a case audit twice a year to make sure everything was on track. Overall, the Chapter 13 case was financially difficult to get through; however, John made the process as painless as possible dealing with the court & trustees. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about Chapter 7/13.
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Posted by Dawn | July 19, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Hilla is very helpful and courteous. Very affordable.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
John helped us through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Throughout the entire process, he was highly responsive, understanding and patient. I would definitely recommend him for any bankruptcy needs, he was excellent to work with.
Posted by Jerry | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
John Hilla
John was highly recommended to us and after a consultation we were comfortable hiring him. He was low-key, patient, and up-front. He clearly outlined the process and the choices we needed to make. John readily and speedily answered our questions. He handled an unexpected curve thrown our way calmly and expertly. We are pleased to recommend him.
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Posted by Cara | January 31, 2017
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An excellent attorney
Mr. Hilla, John, helped me through a very difficult time in my life. Finding yourself in the position requiring filing bankruptcy, to me, was overwhelming. John was very kind, understanding and guided me through the process with grace and care. He helped me to understand that bad things happen to good people and that there is life after all this, and there is. He maintained contact and answered calls and e-mails very quickly. I would recommend John to anyone who finds themselves in this very unfortunate position.
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Posted by Chenell A. | October 27, 2016
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Chapter 7
Mr. Hilla is very professional, kind, informative. i can just go on and on. He knows what he is doing and kept me and my husband informed during and after the whole process. You cant go wrong with John Hilla. I recommend to him to everyone who is seeking bankruptcy assistance.
Posted by Eric | August 10, 2016
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Excellence personified
Mr. John Hilla was, from consultation to discharge, a pleasure to work with through and through. Communication was without issue and always timely. Questions answered thoroughly and without terms or jargon unknown. He laid out the whole process, and it went precisely as he said it would. Listen to him. Ask him questions when you need to. Do as he asks or suggests. He's great, and if you work WITH him, you'll have a great experience. Mr. Hilla's work is on point.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Noble Path Trademark Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Aronoff & Linnell, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Gudeman & Associates, PC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Attorney, Principle
  • The Law Offices of John M. Hilla, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • George Washington University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Corning
  • Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed
  • In Re Halstead
  • Chapter 13 plan confirmed, bogus proofs of claims disallowed entirely.

Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Turkish
  • English

Publications

  • The Detroit Legal News
  • Am I Responsible for My Fiancee's Debt After Marriage?
  • 2009
  • Kosovo Criminal Procedure Code
  • Draft Commentary for Article 479
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Greater Livonia BNI Networking Group
  • Trademark 101
  • 2020
  • Protecting Yourself from Harm: Physical & Financial
  • Protecting & Preserving Your Personal Injury Claim in Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Biz.Networx Spotlight Presentation
  • Bankruptcy Myths
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (37)
Endorse John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I always refer potential bankruptcy clients to John because I know he is extremely knowledgeable in that area of law. I've received nothing but positive feed back from these referrals."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hilla is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Hilla for nearly 10 years now, in both personal and professional settings. As an attorney, John is aggressive, diligent, and effective. I refer bankruptcy matters to John without hesitation, and often rely on him for insights into difficult legal issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to read Attorney Hilla's content both on Avvo and on bankruptcyblog.org. As a fellow bankruptcy attorney, I must say that John is always right on track with his advise and comments. If you are in need of bankruptcy help in Michigan, I recommend you speak to John Hilla."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an experienced and sharp attorney. He is extremely attentive to his clients and always returns phone calls."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a caring, compassionate attorney who explains difficult concepts in an understandable manner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John because we are both members of a couple of national listservs consisting of attorneys throughout the country. I have always found John to be very helpful and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hilla and I belong to a national network of attorneys focusing on the best ways to provide service to clients in the community. I have been impressed with his attention to the needs of his clients and endorse him without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hilla and I belong to several national legal organizations together and I have learned a lot about legal strategy and client services from him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hilla and I belong to a national group of attorneys who regularly share ideas about how to best represent our clients. His contributions in the area of bankruptcy law are insightful and indicate John's professionalism and dedication to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mr Hilla to family/friends and would call him myself if I needed help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John Hilla through various national list-serves. He has always been courteous and helpful in his contributions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John from attorney listserves. He is quite knowledgeable in the area of Bankruptcy law. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a Bankruptcy attorney in Michigan."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a highly qualified attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I know Mr. Hilla through a couple of national e-mail discussion lists for lawyers. He is a thoughtful person and I wouldn't hesitate to contact him if you need legal assistance."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John and I are both members of a national attorney forum. I endorse his work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hilla and I are both members of a national list serve, where attorneys share various ideas and resources on a broad range of legal and business topics. Mr. Hilla has been a valuable member of the list, providing helpful insight and support to other members. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John through several national attorney-to-attorney networks. I would not hesitate to refer other clients or attorneys to John for his services or advice. He is a very skillful and knowledgeable attorney."
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